Here are books we have recently added to the Adult Fiction collection.  Click on titles to check availability and request.

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Sept 2021)

A family of tennis stars debate whether or not to report their mother as missing because it would implicate their father.

The Magician by Colm Toibin (Sept 2021)

An intimate, astonishingly complex portrait of writer Thomas Mann, a man profoundly flawed and unforgettable, his magnificent and complex wife Katia, and the times in which they lived–the first world war, the rise of Hitler, World War II, the Cold War, and exile.

Bewilderment by Richard Powers (Sept 2021)

A widower pursues an unusual form of neurological therapy for his son in this affecting story. Astrobiologist Theo Byrne, 45, looks for life in outer space while his 9-year-old son, Robin, seeks to protect endangered animals on Earth. Both are still grieving for the boy’s mother, Alyssa, an animal rights activist who died in a car accident two years ago as she swerved to avoid hitting an opossum. A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Overstory.

Black Ice by Brad Thor, Scot Harvath thriller #20 (July 2021)

When a man he killed years ago shows up in Norway, Scot Harvath, America’s top spy, is tested in ways he has never imagined as he races against time to stop one of world’s most dangerous actors from taking down the United States and its allies.

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson (August 2021)

A mother and midwife inadvertently threatens the fortunes and livelihoods of her family and their neighbors after noticing an increase in local miscarriages and believes it’s caused by the pesticides used by the Sanderson Timber Company, her husband’s employer.

The Guide by Peter Heller (August 2021)

Trying to return to normalcy after a young life filled with loss, Jack takes a job as a guide for the elite Kingfisher Lodge where he, while guiding a well-known singer, discovers that this idyllic fishing lodge may be a cover for a far more sinister operation.

Beautiful World, Where Are You?  By Sally Rooney (Sept 2021)

Four young people pair up, break up, have wild flirtations and worry about their friendships and the world they live in while pondering their eroding youth.

For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing (July 2021)

Teddy Crutcher, Belmont Academy’s Teacher of the Year, is frustrated by his colleagues and endlessly meddlesome parents who begin digging a bit too deeply into his affairs after the death of an Academy parent and his seemingly missing wife.

The Love Songs of W. E. B. DuBois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers (August 2021)

To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey, the daughter of an accomplished doctor and a strict schoolteacher, embarks on a journey through her family’s past, helping her embrace her full heritage, which is the story of the Black experience in itself. Oprah’s Book Club Choice.

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz (August 2021)

After a backpacking trip in Chile with her best friend Kristen goes horribly wrong, Emily is forced to confront their violent past and wonders if she can outrun the secrets they share or if they will destroy her relationship, freedom and even her life. Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Choice.

The Turnout by Meg Abbott

When a suspicious accident occurs at their family-run ballet studio just at the onset of the annual performance of The Nutcracker, sisters Dara and Marie Durant find their delicate balance threatened by an interloper.

China Room by Sunjeev Sahota

Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. Married to three brothers in a single ceremony, she and her now-sisters spend their days hard at work in the family’s “china room,” sequestered from contact with the men – except when their domineering mother-in-law, Mai, summons them to a darkened chamber at night. As the early stirrings of the Indian independence movement rise around her, Mehar must weigh her own desires against the reality – and danger – of her situation. Spiraling around Mehar’s story is that of a young man who arrives at his uncle’s house in Punjab in the summer of 1999, hoping to shake an addiction that has held him in its grip for more than two years.

Edge Case by YZ Chin (August 2021)

After another taxing day as the sole female employee at her New York City tech startup, Edwina comes home to find that her husband, Marlin, has packed up a suitcase and left. The only question now is why. Did he give up on their increasingly hopeless quest to secure their green cards and decide to return to Malaysia? Was it the death of his father that sent him into a tailspin? Or has his strange, sudden change in personality finally made Marlin and Edwina strangers to each other? Poignant and darkly funny, Edge Case is a searing meditation on intimacy, estrangement, and the fractured nature of identity. In this moving debut, YZ Chin explores the imperfect yet enduring relationships we hold to country and family.

If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy, Meant to be Novel #1 (August 2021)

A fashion-obsessed plus-size woman fills in for a no-show contestant on her executive producer stepmother’s popular dating reality show and becomes a body-positivity viral sensation overnight and could actually picture herself falling for the eligible suitor.

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena (July 2021)

In this family, everyone is keeping secrets. Even the dead.

Night Music by Jojo Moyes (August 2021)

After her husband dies, leaving her with a mountain of debt, classical violinist Isabel Delancey and her children are forced to move to a now- dilapidated manor she inherited in the English countryside where she fights to make her house a home as passions and lives collide.

Matrix by Lauren Groff (Sept 2021)

Cast out of the royal court, 17-year-old Marie de France, born the last in a long line of women warriors, is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey where she vows to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects.

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (August 2021)

In 1970s Mexico City, Maite, a secretary with a penchant for romance novels, searches for her missing neighbor, Leonora, a beautiful art student, which leads her to an eccentric gangster who longs to escape his own life, and together, they set out to discover the dangerous truth.

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